Articles | Volume 15, issue 2
Clim. Past, 15, 463–475, 2019

Special issue: The 4.2 ka BP climatic event

Clim. Past, 15, 463–475, 2019

Research article 20 Mar 2019

Research article | 20 Mar 2019

Western Mediterranean hydro-climatic consequences of Holocene ice-rafted debris (Bond) events

Christoph Zielhofer et al.

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Based on a Holocene oxygen stable isotope record from Lake Sidi Ali (Morocco) we correlate Western Mediterranean precipitation anomalies with North Atlantic ice-rafted debris (Bond) events to identify a probable teleconnection between Western Mediterranean winter rains and subpolar North Atlantic cooling phases. Our data show a noticeable similarity between Western Mediterranean winter rain minima and Bond events during the Early Holocene and an opposite pattern during the Late Holocene.